Technology

April 14, 2019

Stratolaunch plane makes first flight

WASHINGTON — The giant aircraft built by Stratolaunch to serve as an air-launch platform made its first flight April 13 amid questions about the future of […]
April 6, 2019

A Japanese Probe Just Bombed an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 was launched with a five-gram bullet and an explosive, both meant for the Ryugu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth. Humanity just successfully bombed an […]
April 4, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ Starship Prototype Just Aced Its 1st Hop, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX just fired up the “Starhopper” prototype for the company’s planned Starship spacecraft for the first time, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the short rocket […]
April 1, 2019

Life on Jupiter’s Moon Europa? Lander Design Team Hopes to Be the Ones to Find It

There’s a stark difference between knowing that the conditions for life exist and actually finding some form of life, and that difference is at the heart […]
March 30, 2019

Blue Origin studying repurposing of New Glenn upper stages

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications […]
March 29, 2019

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth The design for SpaceX’s Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting […]
March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
March 24, 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy shown launching NASA Orion spacecraft in fan render

A spaceflight fan’s unofficial render has offered the best look yet at what SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could look like in the unlikely but not impossible event […]
March 22, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.” Humans have figured […]